The Young Scholar's Reference Book: Being a Collection of Useful Tables : Together with Such Abbreviations and Phrases as Frequently Occur in Writings of the Present Day

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Gould, Newman and Saxton, 1839 - Abbreviations - 51 pages
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Page 7 - 1 Yard, yd. 5 Yards or 16 Feet " 1 Rod, rd. 40 Rods " 1 Furlong, fur. 8 Furlongs " 1 Mile, m. 3 Miles
Page 6 - Weight is used by apothecaries and physicians in compounding dry medicines. TABLE. 20 Grains (gr.} = 1 Scruple, . . sc., or 3. 3 Scruples = 1 Dram, . . dr., or 3 . 8 Drams = 1 Ounce, . . oz., or . 12 Ounces = 1 Pound, . . Ib., or ft,.
Page 44 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit...
Page 9 - The denominations are hogsheads, barrels, gallons, quarts, and pints. TABLE. 2 pints (pts.) - make - 1 quart, - marked qt. 4 quarts ----- 1 gallon, ----- gal. 36 gallons - - - - 1 barrel, ----- bar. 54 gallons ----- 1 hogshead, - •• - - hhd . Note.
Page 6 - Drams .... make 1 Ounce, . . . marked oz. 16 Ounces .... " 1 Pound " Ib. 28 Pounds .... " 1 Quarter, ... " qr. 4 Quarters ... "1 Hundred-weight, " cwt. 20 Hundred-weight " 1 Ton,
Page 7 - Measure. 3 barley corns (bc) make 1 inch, marked in. 12 inches, 1 foot, ft. . 3 feet, 1 yard, yd.
Page 5 - The original of all weights, used in England, was a grain or corn of wheat, gathered out of the middle of the ear ; and being well dried, 32 of them were to make one pennyweight, 20 pennyweights one ounce, and 12 ounces• one pound. But, in later times, it was thought sufficient to divide the same pennyweight into 24 equal parts, still called grains, being the least weight now in common use ; and from hence the rest are computed.
Page 10 - M. 60 minutes, 1 hour, h. 24 hours, 1 day, d. 7 days, . 1 week, w. 4 weeks, 1 month, mo. 13 months, 1 day and 6 hours, 1 Julian year, yr. Thirty days hath September, April, June and November ; February twenty-eight alone, all the rest have thirtyone.
Page 9 - R. 31J Gallons 1 Barrel, Bar. 42 Gallons 1 Tierce, Tier. 63 Gallons 1 Hogshead, hhd. 84 Gallons 1 Puncheon, Pu.
Page 5 - ... dime, and half-dime ; and two of copper, the cent and half-cent. Of the small foreign coins current in the United States, the most common are the...

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